About FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

FireLake embodies the flavor of flame & features a menu that takes its inspiration from the heartland. The menu features a passionate exploration of fresh indigenous ingredients & the unique flavors can only be delivered by real burning wood.

31 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am – 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am– 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 10:30

Cross Street:
Hennepin

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 216-3473

Website:
http://firelakerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Just blocks from Target Field! 50% off beer 2 hours before - 2 hours after the game. Directly in the middle of the downtown theatre district.

Parking Details:
Public lot also available.

Public Transit:
2 blocks from the light rail. 1/2 block from bus route.

Executive Chef:
Jim Kyndberg

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday Nights! Bring your own wine... corkage free.. $1 donated to 2nd Harvest Heartland for every cork collected.

Private Dining

FireLake grill house & cocktail bar offers two cozy private dining rooms to accommodate every festive occasion. Enjoy Chef Jim Kyndberg's award winning seasonal food along with the personalized and engaged service that FireLake offers. Contact Kristin Holt for more details.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.3

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value

4.0

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
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Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Casual (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice lunch spot. Good food, very good service, quiet enough for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal and service. Have been here several times and have always had a great time. You can't go wrong with any menu item, but we recommend the walleye or the steak frites. Server (Katie) was top-notch.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

First time here. Had a group of five. Kevin our server was top notch. He was very upbeat and attentive. The food was average and a bit overpriced. Walleye was covered in Panko. For me that’s just a waste of fish. The continued theme of too much sugar on every
Meal is offensive. Cornbread and popovers good. Lamb ribs very good. $14.00 drink is just a bit too much. Nothing was memorable and for us left us all not disappointed but gave us no reason to want to go back. Called prior to arrival and told valet parking is $10.00. Valet parking was $17.00. I think you have other options and would probably skip this place.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food, atmosphere and service are top notch. Try the rotissiere chicken!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was overall just average. Would try again. The salad was super tasty.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Both our host, and our server(Libby) were lovely. We tried several cocktails and they were all very good. The Swedish mule cocktail was especially delicious. Please order the walleye frites, they are amaze-ballz:) really really great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The chicken and the walleye were very good and a well-rounded meal. My husband, at 6'3" ordered Swedish type meatballs, which were served with mashed potatoes and no vegetable. The plate looked like it was missing something. It was not a small plate and I think we just assumed a vegetable would be served with it, as was the case with the chicken and walleye. Luckily, one of my daughters is not a big eater and gave him one of her chicken pieces and mashed potatoes. Otherwise, a lovely restaurant and service.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service is friendly, unfortunately the menu is dated and the food was overdone. The restaurant was not full providing no excuse for the preparation skills from the kitchen. Service is not able to overcome the food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We like the food, especially the popovers. It is easy to get in and out for a person who usesa walker.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a business meeting at FireLake, and it was the perfect setting. Our server was fabulous, the food was delicious, and we were able to stay long enough to discuss our business. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing experience. First time there and will go back often. Very comfortable environment with an open feel but intimate at the same time. Menu was diverse and the food and drink were terrific with very nice size portions. All brought together by the wait staff who were professional and courteous to a fault. Special thanks to Wendy, our waiter, who made the night even more perfect.
Great place start the evening before the show you may see.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, People Watching, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

The venison tips and gathered green salad were a fantastic combo. My waitress was great, she was friendly and gave suggestions of what she liked most. I had a great meal and will bring friends.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were staying at the hotel and came for breakfast which was excellent. Waitress was particularly careful with my husband's nut allergy and had the griddle cleaned from the maple pecan pancakes before our gluten-free lemon ricotta pancakes were cooked. These were served with creamy ricotta and lovely orange marmalade and strawberries. Blueberries would have been better, but strawberries just fine. Would order again. There were so many tempting things on the menu that it was hard to choose. We will return.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had burgers that were very good. The fries were done as requested. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The walleye continues to be great, the prime rib was nicely done, the popovers very good, and the soups and salads were excellent. However, we were the the Sunday after Thanksgiving, for dinner, and the service had much to be desired. Additionally, if you are going for something specific you see on the online menu call to make sure they still have it; apparently the online menu is not always up to date. Even with those issues, we will still go back.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food okay but nothing special; service erratic; seats rather uncomfortable; very noisy.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My friend and I were both staying in town for Thanksgiving, even though our families were out of state. We found FireLake Grill House on a list of restaurants that were serving Thanksgiving. It was a great meal, the server was so friendly and after the Traditional Thanksgiving meal, the waiter brought out turkey sanwhiches for “leftovers”. Would definitely go there again for Thanksgiving and other occasions!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The meal, for mine, was so so. I was expecting more burger options as the online menu indicated so. There are 5 burgers online and only two of them were on the menu last night. Neither of which were the ones I had my mind set on. I ordered the angry bison burger and while it looked to be cooked as I asked (medium rare) there wasn't a lot of flavor and it tasted dry.

We also ordered the grazing platter... Again ingredients were different than what was listed online.

I wouldn't have selected this restaurant if the menu was listed correctly. A little too of the beaten path.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this place. Always a favorite. Food is excellent as well as the service!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a 25th anniversary party with my maid and matron of honor and their spouses. We let the waitress know we would be lingering and conversing and that we were in no hurry to rush the night. She accommodated and did a wonderful job- from an appetizer suggestion to our wonderful entrees - she also brought an assortment of tasty desserts to share and re-heated my coffee that came a bit too cool.
We had a wonderful night and we so enjoyed it, that we returned on Sunday for brunch - just my husband and me. We enjoyed our meal again and the mimosas as well!
We'd come back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had such a wonderful time here for lunch! The wings were amazing! Thank you!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The décor updated in last couple of years and with that update they removed the warm/comfortable and upscale feel of the dining area. The chairs were probably the most uncomfortable chairs they could have selected. Worse than the chairs was the service. After arriving and escorted by host, we sat at least 10 minutes after arrival before anyone greeted us at table. The server disappeared for long blocks of time. I used to love the Fire Lake Grill but now we will not be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The overall experience was horrible. The food was worse than going to McDonald's. The entire staff was sub par. Ordered the Bison burger, it was horrible. I took 2 bites and pushed it away. Our server asked how everything was, I said not good. She said sorry. The manager walked by our table at least a dozen times seeing my food almost untouched. She never came over until the very end, and said, we took that off your bill. We will never eat there again. So much for a romantic dinner out with my wife.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

There were 3 of us and in order to try various meals we ordered 3 entree's and shared family style. Worked very well. Portions were large enough to do that and everything tasted really good. The service was timely and the wait staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

FireLake continues to be one of my favorite restaurants! The food is always excellent and the wait staff is courteous, patient, and best of all, usually has a sense of humor. If you are looking for great place to start a night out, look no further.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We visited on a Friday evening and really enjoyed our experience. The food and service was excellent! I am pleased to recommend and will be back for more!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was good and we appreciate the local sourcing. It was a little louder than we would have liked for just the two of us.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a terrific evening ! Love where we were seated at the long table against the wall. It was quieter for hard of hearing person in our group. The food was excellent with no surprises. Everyone was happy with their choice. Just delicious and good service. We will be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food and cool space! Would definitely return here.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent service! The food menu was creative and used local ingredients. Very creative menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I've not been to this location and thought I'd take a new employee here on his first day. We were seated promptly when we arrived at a table close to the open kitchen. The wait staff attended to us in a timely and friendly manner. I ordered a vegi burger that is made here with chips, also made on-site. My employee ordered a burger with fries. They where both very good - enough to fill us up but not too much that we'd be tired the rest of the day. I'll definitely return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was an incredibly disappointing experience. We went onto Yelp to find this place - it was my husband and I's anniversary and we wanted to go somewhere nice that had great food. We were ambushed by belligerent guests, the food was no where NEAR the value they price it at and my husband had what he calls "The worst steak of his entire life". Needless to say, we will not be returning ever and my trust in Yelp is now coming into question.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The lamb ribs and venison tips were amazing. The server was not the most attentive but did ok. Overall good experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We selected this restaurant based solely on location -- near theatre but were very very happy with service and the meal. The food was excellent , the cocktails really good and the service was extraordinary. Honestly we wished we were not running off to see a show because we were enjoying ourselves so much. The place was packed with families, business diners and clearly some hotel guest but we didn't feel rushed at all.

Will definately select again when we are in downtown Mpls... was a very nice surprise.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A good experience, though it could have been better, especially for the price. No regrets and would recommend though

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Stayed at the hotel and grabbed a bite after a Viking's Game. Appetizers were great and enjoyed the draft beer. Would go back again!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic service, delicious cheeseburger and fries, wild rice soup just wasn't my fave and not a great dessert menu- we are chocolate people though!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Interesting menu without being too "out there." Reasonable portions. Very pleasant service. We would go again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The server was amazing and accommodated for our needs. It was the best steak I have had. I would definitely go back.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good waitress named Wendy! She was attentive and when asked about what she would recommend she sold us on the food and drinks they had. There were others who came after we did and we waited a longer time for food after they all got theirs. The food was amazing though and the place had a nice classy modern vibe!

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